VR cutting problem!Help

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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby tragwag » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:42 pm

looks like your height might be wrong. the same place you adjust the head angle is where we adjust the height.
mine sits about 75% of the way up on both my lathes
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby Ben » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Im wondering if its because your turntable is not the same height than a sl1200 mk2....

Maybe...
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby Tremdall » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:33 pm

Are you doing these tests on an mkII? Or do you still have the mkIII?
If it's the last one, big chance your stylus is again damaged.
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby JHL » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 am

Hey Tragwag,
If i adjust cutterhead higher,my cutterhead couldnt parallel to the blank..only that low can paralle to the blank..

Hey Ben,
the height is around 8cm,same to mk2?
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Hey Tremdall,
I havent switch to MK2 yet,but i have not cut anything yet...just adjust the angle, height and weight..
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby torykay » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:16 am

Hi,
I have a question to You. Did You unscrew isolation feet from Your Technics turntable? I think You didn't do it!
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby tragwag » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 pm

yeah I was gonna mention that too. Because I use the SP-10 and SP-15, I've had to put some cardboard underneath to raise them up to the level the 1200 sits with the little feet. that's also why those feet are adjustable.
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby JHL » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:36 am

I do find out some problem on turntable feets,it seems not 100% fit the lathe base,it may cause by my 1200mk3 turntable?
anyway,my 1200mk2 on the way..
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby handcut » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 am

Hmmm.... Is everything level??? Check the table/bench/whatever it is your VR sits on with a spirit level. Side to side and front to back. Then check your lathe bed (the large base) is level, again side-side/front-back. Then check your turntable is level. Once everything is level, adjust the cutterhead to set cutting angle, then set the weight/depth. Good luck!
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby JHL » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 am

Hello Everyone!!!
important update!I just done my first cut after change the stylus,
I set turntable and lathe base to the level,countweight on 46g,and i switch the black plastic up on the damper while cutting
the magic is happening,no wow&flutter and all the noise is gone!!!you have no idea that how exciting i am right now!!! :shock: :shock: :D :D

although the volume is not loud enough for now,and the groove is not deeper enough,i almost crying for the first cut,thanks all of you sooooo much!
i will update the audio on soundcloud soon...
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby JHL » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:47 am

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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby tragwag » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 pm

excellent! there you go, cheers
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby Tremdall » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 am

Sounds good to me. Well done...
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby SueDenim » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:23 am

Nice one! :D
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby JHL » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:31 am

thanks all of you for the paitent and help :D so happy i am a true begineer of lathe cut now! Happy Chinese New year here!!!wish everyone have good cut!
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Re: VR cutting problem!Help

Unread postby tragwag » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm

happy new year! a great start :D
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